Blockade

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Blockade
General Data
*SIM Type: USS Sheppard Missions
*Production number: SHEP-RP065
*Initiated: 110521
*Ended: 110521
*Year: 2386
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Credits
*SIM Concept: Mulgrave Dwi
*Historian: April Coswell

The Sheppard crew head to a Retchan colony to deliver the cure to the mutagenic virus but end up helping the Uretchans instead.


Prelude

Location: Midgar Sector

Captain's log, Stardate 110521.

The Sheppard and the convoy are finally reaching our last stop, a colony somewhat near Uretchan space. From the scans and information provided by Captain Jaali, this colony has a strict quarantine in place; all they need is the supplies we have for them.

The question I have been asking myself is what are we going to do after we have completed our mission, and I've come to a decision that the Sheppard will be carrying on into Uretchan space to provide any medical assistance we can. I have also requested the assistance of the clan medical ships to assist us. So far the other clans have refused to provide that assistance, stating that the Uretchans' decision to break clan honour absolves them of any commitment to the Uretchan people and that perhaps they can make use of their Nabraithian allies.

Morally I dont think I can accept that stance and as a Starfleet officer I feel it's my duty to provide assistance if we can.

Computer, end log.

Events

At the border of the system where the quarantined colony was located, the Sheppard was challenged by Retchan border patrol commander Borgas Kal who, although he grudgingly allowed the Starfleet vessel to proceed, promised to watch her with a close eye. As Sheppard entered the system and made preparations with the medical convoy to distribute the antidote, three Uretchan ships entered the system. They were clearly in need of medical assistance and, although warned by the Retchan border patrol to turn back, they refused to budge. Since Commander Kal was preparing to fire on those vessels, Captain Dwi intervened and used rather strong methods to persuade the border patrol commander to let the Sheppard render assistance to the Uretchan vessels.

By this time, however, one of the Uretchan ships had lost all propulsion and was falling into the colony's atmosphere. The Sheppard was able to beam out the bridge crew but not the 15 other lifesigns - most of them in the stricken vessel's medical bay - before it crashed on the surface.

Captain Dwi and XO Kaelin Odriscoll headed two away teams to the colony to attempt to rescue survivors. Once on the surface, they were attacked by zombie-like lifeforms - Retchans in the advanced stages of the mutagenic virus. Although they did find one unconscious Uretchan survivor, the crew were unable to remain long - the downed vessel's core was quickly growing unstable and threatening to go critical. In addition, some members of the away teams had been injured; hence, the crew had to transport back to Sheppard. Once there, Chief of Operations April Coswell beamed the compromised core to a remote location within the system, where it could explode without harming anyone.


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